International breaks are, for some, the worst weekends in the calendars of Europe’s leading domestic leagues, leaving fans of the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga and the rest with a full two weeks of waiting for football.
However, no actual domestic football does not mean there has been a stop to the Gossip surrounding the leading clubs, oh no, there are still plenty of juicy stories going round with regards to what might happen in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United have been told they are a perfect match for one of Europe’s most prominent and controversial stars. Old Trafford legend Peter Schmeichel has given the club’s moneymen an indicator of where they should be splashing their cash come the summer.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s reported preferred option to replace the seemingly outgoing Petr Cech come the summer will cost them. Though the price being quoted of Roman Abramovich is unlikely to keep him up at night – the most puzzling thing is Jose Mourinho’s choice of replacement.
A possible target for Louis van Gaal is also being chased by Liverpool, but both Premier League clubs will have to fight off advances from Germany. Brendan Rodgers is also hoping he can pull off another Philippe Coutinho style signing with a second Serie A playmaker in his sights.
Serie A is where interest in a Manchester City star is emanating too, as the Etihad Stadium club look set for a summer rebuild. Arsenal fans will also get to learn how exactly one of their new signings ended up where he did on the pitch.
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